Mr Geraint Thomas-Howard Jenkins

Photograph of Mr Geraint Thomas-Howard Jenkins.PhD Earth Science
BSc, Physical Geography, Aberystwyth University (First-class degree)


Office: F1


Developing a novel luminescence surface dating technique for application to ice sheet dynamics; an alternative to cosmogenic radionuclide dating

Supervisor(s): Professor Geoff Duller, Professor Neil Glasser and Dr Helen Roberts


Geraint Jenkins is a PhD candidate in Physical Geography & Earth Science with a connection to both Aberystwyth Luminescence Research Laboratory and the Centre for Glaciology.

He undertook a BSc in Physical Geography, Aberystwyth, graduated with a First-class degree and was also awarded the following:

  • Margaret and Elwyn Davies Travel Scholarships (x2)
  • Walter Idris Employment Scholarship
  • WC Bradley Dissertation Prize in Geomorphology
  • Nominated for Quaternary Research Association Dissertation award

Following this, Geraint undertook an MSc by research at Durham University with Professor Chris Stokes & Dr Dave Roberts. This project considered the sub-surface composition of drumlins and their relation to potential palaeo-ice stream processes. During MSc studies Geraint was also awarded:

  • Ustinov College Conference Award
  • Durham University, Department of Geography Conference Award


Group Affiliation

Luminescence Research Lab

Quaternary Environmental Change Research Group

Centre for Glaciology


Research Interests

My research interests include (including areas of research outside of doctoral research):

  • Developing a novel surface dating luminescence technique for its application to constraining glaciations
  • Understanding subglacial processes from the geomorphic-sedimentary record
  • Interpreting ice stream and ice sheet dynamics from the geomorphic-sedimentary record (with emphasis on the British-Irish Ice Sheet)
  • Geomorphological investigation of glacier-like features (GLFs) on Mars



  • Level 1 Tutorial Coordinator
  • Physical Geography Seminar Series Coordinator



  1. Harvey, W. J. and Jenkins, G. T. H. (in press) ‘Quaternary palaeoglaciological and palaeoenvironmental change, Shropshire, UK: a review.’ Proceedings of the Shropshire Geological Society.
  2. Chandler, B. and Jenkins, G. T. H. (2014) ‘GLWG 14: The Cheshire-Shropshire Lowlands.’ Quaternary Newsletter, 133, 22 – 27.